Shannon Hudson
Shannon Hudson
Title: Head Volleyball Coach; Admissions
Phone: 828-327-7000 ext. 4566

Shannon Hudson starts her 11th season as the head women's volleyball coach at Catawba Valley Community College in 2019.

Last season, Hudson guided the Red Hawks to their seventh-straight Region X regular-season championship, and the Catawba Valley volleyball team was undefeated in conference play for the sixth consecutive year.

In 2016, the Red Hawks finished their season with a 41-7 record under Hudson, winning the District P championship — reaching the NJCAA Division II National Championship before finishing a program-best fourth in the country.

Hudson has a career coaching record of 314-70 with the Red Hawks — the winningest women's volleyball coach in school history and the winningest coach in any athletic program at CVCC.

She's coached 35 All-Region performers, seven Region X Players of the Year and five NJCAA All-Americans. In addition, Hudson’s student-athletes have achieved high standards in the classroom.

On Nov. 29, 2018, Hudson was named one of two recipients of the Two-Year College Northeast-Southeast Region Coach of the Year honor by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) after leading her program to a ninth-place national finish and a 36-10 record. Hudson adds her Northeast-Southeast Region Coach of the Year honor to her four Region X Coach of the Year awards (2012-13, 2015-16) and five District O Coach of the Year awards (2009, 2012-13, 2016, 2018).

Hudson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Gardner-Webb University in 2001 at the age 19.

She is married with three children.